We’re dreaming about the future again over here. When you’re a new churchplant, you work with your head down and have to remember to look up once in a while and make sure you’re still on track to meet your goals. Over the past few weeks we have been developing a finance team and a community involvement team to help us both manage and distribute resources of people, time and gifts. In the weeks to come we are planning on meeting in the U-District outside the Klug home, partnering with the University District food bank in giving resources out to the local community, and having an informational chat as a community with the United Church of Christ about a potential partnership.
Each week, I am blessed when I look around and see the faces of those who are joining us on this journey. And each week, I am excited to see who might be joining us for the first time. Please know that you are always welcome, for a Sunday, for a gathering, or for coffee. We’re building something new here, and we need you to help bring dreams into reality.
Happy 4th of July this weekend, and if you’re around, join us for a BBQ on the back deck at our house near Gasworks. We would love to have you.
Peace to you,
- 4th of JULY BBQ:
The 4th is on a Sunday, and we’ll be kicking off the day with a BBQ at our place! See you at 5 for some grilling on the back deck. BBQ potluck-style meal, followed by Bible Study. We’re right around the corner from Gasworks Park, so feel free to walk down to the water after church!
- UCC PARTNERSHIP POTENTIAL
Join us on July 18th as we invite the regional minister of the UCC to join us for an informational conversation. If you can make it, please let Pastor Leah know. We want to set this up when as many regulars can join us as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
- THURSDAY NIGHT FOOD BANK ROTATION: U-District Food Bank, 5-8pm
Join us on Thursday nights as we hang out with our neighbors, sort food, laugh, bag groceries, and have a good time. Up to 5 volunteers per week, send an email to email@example.com to sign up or for more info!
- SINNERS & SAINTS CHURCHWIDE RETREAT
We’re setting the date for our first-ever churchwide retreat for August 13-15. Let me know if you can make those dates, and if you’d like to be part of the planning committee!
- S&S SUMMER FUN!
This summer, Ramen Night is transitioning from once-a-week Tuesday night event to once-a-month. The first Tuesday of the month still means a bowl of steaming ramen at Lounjin, but other Tuesdays will be devoted to fun activities planned by church folks. If you’d like to join in planning fun events, casual outings like picnics at Gasworks, kayaking on Lake Union, or dinner at Paseo’s near Golden Gardens, let me know! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- SUNDAY DINNER POTLUCK: 5-7:30 pm
Join us for Sunday Dinner and Bible Study at Alan and Leah’s home from 5-7:30. The meal sign-up is below, email me if you’d like to bring something to share. email@example.com to sign up or for more info!
- This Sunday, 7/4:BBQ POTLUCK!
We’ll kick in the burgers, buns and bean dip! Bring your favorite sides to share.
Burgers & Buns:
Leah & Alan
Hot Dogs and Buns:
Kate & Nate
Quinoa Side and Drink:
See you Sunday!